Middle East

The Middle East (also Mid-East in US usage) is a region that roughly encompasses a majority of Western Asia (excluding the Caucasus) and Egypt. The term is used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East. The corresponding adjective is Middle-Eastern and the derived noun is Middle-Easterner. Arabs, Persians and Turks comprise the largest ethnic groups in the region by population, while Kurds, Azeris, Copts, Jews, Assyrians, Maronites, Circassians, Somalis, Armenians, Druze and other denominations form a significant minority.The history of the Middle East dates back to ancient times, and the region has generally been a major center of world affairs.
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  • Yet Another Overseas Executive Departs Twitter

    … Twitter’s overseas operations took yet another hit, as managing director of Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East and North Africa Parminder Singh is leaving the company. Earlier this week, vice president of media for the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and North Africa Rishi Jaitly made a similar announcement. Singh announced his move…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 21 readers -
  • Reporters, Editors Still Rely on ‘Old Media’ (Study)

    … dominated North America and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), at 74 percent. Earned media was a leading channel for driving influence, at 37 percent of respondents, while social media was cited by 28 percent. 40 percent of journalists feel that in order to succeed in today’s media landscape, they must have influence across multiple platforms…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 20 readers -
  • 2016 Facebook and Instagram Awards Winners

    … Facebook announced the winners of its 2016 Facebook and Instagram Awards. The social network highlighted the following trends among this year’s entries in an email to SocialTimes: More than three-quarters of winning entries from Europe and the Middle East included a video component, with that figure reaching 80 percent in the Asia-Pacific…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 19 readers -
  • Facebook, Microsoft Team Up on MAREA Subsea Cable

    … network hubs in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. MAREA will be managed by Telxius Cable, Telefónica‘s new telecommunications infrastructure company, and Telxius will serve as the cable’s operator and be responsible for selling capacity. Facebook vice president of network engineering Najam Ahmad said in a release announcing MAREA: Facebook…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Opportunities in Asia for WhatsApp (Infographic)

    …: WhatsApp has already made substantial progress in Latin America and the Middle East, where around two-thirds of internet users are now WhatsApping. In contrast, North America has always been a problem for WhatsApp, with Facebook Messenger being the dominant messaging service. But it’s in Asia where WhatsApp’s free model could bring the biggest increases…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 24 readers -
  • 2016 Facebook Awards: Submissions Begin Jan. 8

    … to “further internationalize” the Facebook Awards for 2016, creative work from all countries is now eligible, with local creative executives from each region—Asia-Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Latin America and North America—serving as judges. The social network added that the judging process has been extended to three rounds in order…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 21 readers -
  • Facebook Extends Instant Articles to All Android Users

    …, The Huffington Post India, The Quint, Zee News Europe, Middle East, and Africa Austria: OE24 France: 20 Minutes France, Demotivateur, Groupe Altice Média with L’Express, Groupe Cerise with Ohmymag and Gentside, L’Equipe, Lagardère Active with Paris Match, Le Parisien, Les Echos Germany: Bento, Berliner Morgenpost, BILD, Bravo, Bunte, Chip, Cosmopolitan…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 33 readers -
  • Global Media Stats That Every Digital Marketer Should Know

    … users, with more than 37% regularly using the Internet. The region is one of the fastest growing mobile markets. According to the report, 606 million people in the Middle East and Africa will have at least one mobile phone this year, with that number predicted to pass 789 million in 2019. North America accounts for 9.3% of Internet user share…

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  • Facebook Opens Sales Office in Johannesburg

    … operators, ad agencies and other organizations. The regional market is an important one for Facebook, as the social network tallied some 120 million monthly active users as of the end of the first quarter of 2015, up 20 percent from September 2014, when it reached 100 million MAUs for the area. Facebook added that more than 80 percent of those MAUs…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 23 readers -
  • Brands Hit the Gas with Facebook Creative Accelerator

    …, the number of video posts created per person on Facebook increased 75 percent globally, 52 percent in Australia, 36 percent in South Korea and 138 percent in the UAE. People in the Middle East now consume more video per person than any other region in the world. Facebook also offered the following updates on how brands are taking advantage of Creative…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 37 readers -
  • 2015 Facebook Awards Submissions Now Being Accepted

    … organizations. New Frontiers (new): Recognizes excellence in campaigns for high-growth markets, including India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. The Facebook Awards are open to campaigns that ran between Feb. 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015. Original work can be in any language, but submissions must be in English. To submit your…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 18 readers -
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